State lawmakers have quashed talks over whether and how to open Chesapeake Bay oyster sanctuaries to harvest, passing a bill that blocks any changes to the protected areas' boundaries for nearly two years.
The measure, approved by veto-proof margins, comes as Republican Gov.Read more
President Donald Trump on Tuesday abandoned former President Barack Obama's policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions — a move Maryland Democrats pledged to challenge in court and on Capitol Hill as a threat to public health and the climate.Read more
Maryland lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to an extension of the state's EmPOWER energy efficiency program.
A coalition of businesses sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan urging him to sign the bill, which also has been championed by environmental advocates.Read more
The Maryland General Assembly on Monday gave final passage to a ban on fracking in the state, sending the measure to Gov. Larry Hogan for his promised signature.
Environmental advocates and climate change activists have pressed for years to ban the controversial form of drilling for natural gas also known as hydraulic fracturing, which had been proposed in Western Maryland.Read more
Bill will require developers to replant each acre of tree they cut downRead more
The Trump administration will issue an executive order on Tuesday that begins dismantling a rule under former President Barack Obama that slashed carbon dioxide emissions and discouraged coal-fired electricity, U.S. environmental chief Scott Pruitt said.Read more